Sennheiser Momentum 3
Review date: 11/02/2020
Want some premium headphones and have money to spend? These over-the-ear headphones from Sennheiser fit the bill. They come with high quality sound, noise cancelling, what they call transparent hearing functionality (so you can hear the noise around you), and a Bluetooth connected app that lets you control it all on your phone. Unfortunately they also had a pretty big security oops back in 2018. Here's hoping Sennheiser learned their lesson from that.
What could happen if something goes wrong
We love that Sennheiser doesn't collect any personal data on its users. What a novel idea! They did have a security problem in 2018 when Sennheiser’s flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to website spoofing, which isn't great. And, as always, if you use Google Assistant or Alexa with these headphones, that voice data is sent back to Google or Amazon. All in all though, we don't think Sennheiser's headphones should scare you much at all.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
No personal information is collected by Sennheiser.
If you enable Alexa or the Google Assistant, your voice data will go back to those providers
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Sennheiser’s flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to HTTPS site spoofing in November, 2018.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption for the Bluetooth.
Sennheiser has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid.